At the Center of Health & Wellness

Finding trusted healthcare professionals is key when moving to a new city. Luckily, you won’t have to look far in the Triad – our top-rated healthcare network expands far and wide across the region to ensure that you’ll receive the best possible medical care.

Research programs at local universities forge pathways for groundbreaking new discoveries and medical breakthroughs. Additionally, students in the Triad from high school through college can choose from a variety of top-rated healthcare programs.



Best Hospitals in North Carolina (Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center)

U.S. News 2023

Best Hospitals in North Carolina (Novant Health Medical Park Hospital)

Ideal Med Health 2022

Specialties and Procedures Ranked High Performing (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center)

U.S. News & World Report 2023

Facts & Figures

In the healthcare field, there are 154 bachelor’s programs, 105 associate degree programs and 44 high school programs offered in the Triad.

There are currently 100,000 healthcare jobs in the Triad, which accounts for 14 percent of all employment in the region.

The healthcare profession in the Triad is expected to add over 15,000 new jobs by 2026.

Major Hospitals
Major Hospitals

A Healthcare Hub

With 12 major healthcare facilities in the NC Triad, top-notch medical care is always within reach. With specialized facilities like Brenner Children’s Hospital and major health networks like Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the NC Triad is a healthcare hub. In fact, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital have been nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 20 adult specialties, conditions and procedures combined. Find resources for more local facilities below.

Healthcare R&D
Healthcare R&D

Health Research & Innovation

With a range of pharmaceutical companies, research institutions and top-ranked healthcare organizations, the NC Triad is at the center of innovation in the healthcare field. Large medical centers like Cone Health offer nationally accredited research and clinical trials. One of the most notable assets in this region is the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the area’s leading technology park that focuses on biomedical research, pharmaceutical research and biotechnology. One of the fastest-growing innovation districts in the United States, this quarter is home to over 170 companies, five leading academic institutions, more than 3,700 workers, 1,800 degree-seeking students and more than 8,000 workforce trainee participants.


A Full & Healthy Lifestyle

Wellness enthusiasts looking to maintain healthy bodies and minds will find plenty of like-minded members in the NC Triad, at yoga studios like Radiance Yoga Greensboro and meditation centers like The Breathing Room Winston-Salem. With a growing number of fitness franchises like Orangetheory and Pure Barre, in addition to traditional gyms like Planet Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold’s Gym, you’re sure to be on top of your fitness game. Meanwhile, local gyms offer classes in Pilates, kickboxing, spinning and more. Over 200 hiking and biking trails offer plenty of ways to explore and exercise outdoors. Discover even more ways to find your Zen outdoors at our Outdoor Adventure page.

Into clean eating? There are plenty of restaurants in the Triad that cater to a healthy lifestyle, from the upscale farm-to-table Undercurrent in downtown Greensboro to Village Juice Co. in Winston-Salem. Enjoy fresh produce at local farmers markets throughout the Triad, including the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, High Point Farmers Market, King Farmers Market, Thomasville Farmers Market and so many more. Visit our Eat & Drink page for more.

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